Resumes, CVs & Cover Letters

Resumes, cover letters, and curriculum vita (CVs) are your job search documents. They introduce employers to who you are and what you can do. Depending on the type of position you are seeking and the industry you are applying to, potential employers will require a combination of these job search documents. Each has value in demonstrating your unique skills and capabilities. It’s never too early to create a draft of your documents so that you have a template you can easily tailor when you find a position you want to apply for.

Before focusing specifically on your resume, CV, or cover letter, however, you’ll want to start out by viewing the SJSU Career Center’s examples of accomplishment statements and the video “Marketing Yourself for Success,” since both of these activities are central to thinking about your job-hunting materials.